Synonyms for (noun) lapse

Synonyms: lapse, lapsing, relapse, relapsing, reversion, reverting, backsliding

Definition: a failure to maintain a higher state

Similar words: failure

Definition: an act that fails

Usage: his failure to pass the test


Synonyms: oversight, lapse

Definition: a mistake resulting from inattention

Similar words: mistake, error, fault

Definition: a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention

Usage: he made a bad mistake; she was quick to point out my errors; I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults


Synonyms: lapse

Definition: a break or intermission in the occurrence of something

Usage: a lapse of three weeks between letters

Similar words: pause, break, intermission, interruption, suspension

Definition: a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something

Synonyms for (verb) lapse

Synonyms: recidivate, regress, relapse, retrogress, fall back, lapse

Definition: go back to bad behavior

Usage: Those who recidivate are often minor criminals

Similar words: retrovert, return, revert, regress, turn back

Definition: go back to a previous state

Usage: We reverted to the old rules


Synonyms: backslide, lapse

Definition: drop to a lower level, as in one's morals or standards

Similar words: drop away, drop off, fall away, slip

Definition: get worse

Usage: My grades are slipping


Synonyms: lapse

Definition: end, at least for a long time

Usage: The correspondence lapsed

Similar words: cease, stop, terminate, finish, end

Definition: have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical

Usage: the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed; Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other; My property ends by the bushes; The symphony ends in a pianissimo


Synonyms: sink, lapse, pass

Definition: pass into a specified state or condition

Usage: He sank into nirvana

Similar words: move

Definition: go or proceed from one point to another

Usage: the debate moved from family values to the economy


Synonyms: elapse, glide by, go along, go by, pass, slide by, slip away, slip by, lapse

Definition: pass by

Usage: three years elapsed

Similar words: go on, advance, march on, progress, move on, pass on

Definition: move forward, also in the metaphorical sense

Usage: Time marches on


Synonyms: lapse

Definition: let slip

Usage: He lapsed his membership

Similar words: give up, throw overboard, forego, forfeit, forgo, waive

Definition: lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime

Usage: you've forfeited your right to name your successor; forfeited property